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Cape Town’s top five beaches

So, you’re off to Cape Town! Excellent news! You’ll have a long list of things to do, see, hear and eat and if you’re looking for the top 5 beaches to visit – then you’ve come to the right place. The best time of year to visit Cape Town is November through to March – it’s hot and sunny and also a superb time to escape the northern hemisphere too, which is exactly what we did this year! Check this out for packing tips! While there are other beautiful beaches around the world, many of them are private, overly crowded with sun-gazers or cultivated for tourists. Cape Town’s beaches are public beaches of natural beauty and rarely over-crowded – and anyway, you can always elbow yourself a spot without too many glares. All the beaches are accessible by road, although a few you’ll have to do a workout of stairs before reaching the bottom – but I promise, it’s totally worth it, and you’re calves will thank you later! Camps Bay Beach This is one of the …

Superheros, cartoons and giant balloon dogs. What kid wouldn’t want to see that?

Taking kids to any museum is a little stressful, there’s always the chance that you turn your head for a second and they’re touching the 17-century painting that changed the course of history! However, there is one artist that seems pretty safe and fun to take the Small People to, and that is American artist Jeff Koons. Not because his works haven’t changed the face of modern art (he is after all the artist who tops the list of the most expensive work by a living artist sold at auction – just a cool US$58.4 million) but because his works even appealed to my 4-yr-old. He is widely regarded as one of the most prominent, popular and provocative artists of the postwar era and kids get it. His famed giant inflatables (Balloon Dog Magenta, 1994-2000), cartoons and Super Heros (Hulk Friends and Hulks Bell both 2004-2012), Play Doh works and stainless steel cast trains (Jim Beam – Baggage Car 1986) will keep even the smallest of people’s attention while you can enjoy the exhibit too. Bonus! Jeff Koons retrospective showing at the …

The most romantic guy in Paris is 2cm tall!

The other night I came across this fabulous and ingenious Instagram account, @Legocentric, and was totally amused by it. This may have something to do with our apartment being held hostage by these miniature “personage” or Lego men – Their best form of attack is crushing your bare feet in the dark! I caught up with the creators of these cutely curated images, couple Nicolas and his girlfriend Jen who he credits to having great ideas. Nicolas has been in Paris for 14 years after growing up in France’s south-east region and declares his love for the city. By day he’s a project manager for a consulting firm and so uses his photos as a creative outlet. He tells me that, “The original idea came to me almost 2 years ago in January 2013, a snowy day in Paris. I thought it would be funny to do a photo with mini figurine feet in the snow on my balcony. I used a mini Playmobil man but then I realized that the Lego men allow more creativity than …